Benghazi: The Las Vegas Decision

Benghazi: The Las Vegas Decision

There are 33 comments on the politix.topix.com story from Oct 31, 2012, titled Benghazi: The Las Vegas Decision . In it, politix.topix.com reports that:

As The White House watches its Benghazi strategy unravel, it is only natural for Americans to revisit and scrutinize the internal decisions that were made in the 24 hours after the September 11th raid.

I've never quite been able to get my arms around the West Wing's decision-making process that ended with President Obama, on Air Force One, flying to a campaign event in Las Vegas, less than 24 hours after a terrorist attack on US soil and the assassination of his U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Oct 31, 2012
from politix:

"Who made the decision that said,'There has been a terrorist attack which has left our ambassador and three other heroes dead in Libya. Therefore, the president should leave the White House and celebrate with the Hollywood elite in Las Vegas.'

"And what does it say about the president that he would agree with that conclusion?...

"This was an attack on the United States of America. Period. The country needed to see the president in charge, not attending a party in Las Vegas.

"A U.S. ambassador was killed on September 11th and less than 24 hours later President Obama was partying in Las Vegas. That doesn't bother you?..."
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Tallahassee, FL

#2 Oct 31, 2012
Sandy has been a godsend to the Obama campaign. The media is simply glued to it and ignoring the Benghazi thing.

Since O knows nothing about military affairs,(CinC my old granny) the decision not to help was made by others and presented to him.

Since the ramifications of it all had yet to be discovered, flying to Vegas made sense.

Why do the Dems give us flakes for Prez candidates, claiming they're political messiahs?

One thing I like about the Reps is they don't do that.
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Tallahassee, FL

#3 Oct 31, 2012
Panetta i think is telling the truth about the matter. They didn't help those men simply because of the possible political repercussions. Some posters calling him the Cowardly Leon.
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Tallahassee, FL

#4 Oct 31, 2012
One of the first reports I saw on this at HuffPo said it was an incompetent mess that should be investigated. Then reports whisked off that angle, then subject was dumped for Sandy, Sandy, Sandy.

I believe Panetta because what he says is unflattering to the administration.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Oct 31, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
"... A U.S. ambassador was killed on September 11th and less than 24 hours later President Obama was partying in Las Vegas. That doesn't bother you?..."
A lack of reporting on this didn't seem to bother anyone in the mainstream media, and I doubt we will learn the truth of this until well after the November election.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#6 Oct 31, 2012
more truth wrote:
... I believe Panetta because what he says is unflattering to the administration.
So you believe that the White House couldn't send help because it didn't have enough info as to what was happening in Benghazi despite two drones flying over the US compound that were sending back streaming video in real time?
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Tallahassee, FL

#7 Oct 31, 2012
Panetta said they didn't send help because of the possible repercussions. First he said they didn't have enough info, a lie I presume.

It was a poltroon decision and O bought it.

“Athiest”

Since: Jan 11

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#8 Oct 31, 2012
Why were there drones above the compound? The US didn't know the attack was coming.

Obama went to Las Vegas 24 hours afterwards. After it was all over. He can control everything from Airforce 1.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#9 Nov 1, 2012
more truth wrote:
Panetta said they didn't send help because of the possible repercussions. First he said they didn't have enough info, a lie I presume ...
... lies on top of lies; after UN ambassador Rice blamed the video, we haven't seen her since.

Maybe she has her own "safe room" in the White House?
Joe98 wrote:
... Obama went to Las Vegas 24 hours afterwards. After it was all over. He can control everything from Airforce 1.
What did he control from the White House while the attack was still going on?

Since: Jul 09

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#10 Nov 1, 2012
I would go as far to say our current Canadian Prime Minister took the news more seriously than the current American pres.

That's right, real Canadians care about our great southern neighbors.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#11 Nov 1, 2012
Naturally Wired wrote:
I would go as far to say our current Canadian Prime Minister took the news more seriously than the current American pres ...
... not to mention the current American press!

Whenever the media asks Obama about his inactions that night, his non-answers are never questioned.
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Tallahassee, FL

#12 Nov 1, 2012
ABC is handling the story a bit. A meeting is scheduled for Nov. 7.

Let's not impeach O, then we would have Biden as prez.

The drones were sent there to investigate. That's why the statements that they didn't know what was happening are bull.

They assessed the sit, then made a cowardly decision to do nothing.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#13 Nov 1, 2012
more truth wrote:
ABC is handling the story a bit. A meeting is scheduled for Nov. 7.
Let's not impeach O, then we would have Biden as prez.
The drones were sent there to investigate. That's why the statements that they didn't know what was happening are bull ...
To date, everything the Obama admin has said about Benghazi has been bull, but let's not offend our president!
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Tallahassee, FL

#14 Nov 1, 2012
There was also cowardly advice going on about not killing Bin Laden. Pros and cons endlessly discussed.
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Tallahassee, FL

#15 Nov 1, 2012

Since: Jul 09

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#16 Nov 1, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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... not to mention the current American press!
Whenever the media asks Obama about his inactions that night, his non-answers are never questioned.
Hey I'm even more "American" than your president..lol
Cat74

United States

#17 Nov 1, 2012
An American Admiral, nd an American General both decided to disobey the orders of the civilians to stand down, and go save our Ambassador and the other American heros. Within 30 minutes of their decision the President fired both of them. Obama said if he had to choose betwee americans, and muslims he would choose the Musims, and he did. What else does he have to do to prove his allegiance wlll never be with Ameica?
Cat74

United States

#18 Nov 1, 2012
Remember we have never seen Bin ladens dead body, but we have seen the tortured dead body of our Ambassador
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Tallahassee, FL

#19 Nov 1, 2012
Panetta however cited Genl Ham as saying not to go in.
Cat74

United States

#20 Nov 1, 2012
Will Panetta take a lie detector test? Sorry, his word is worthless.

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